@lukeoneil47 @Gargron@mastodon.social A small correction there: you don't really *have* to create a new account for each instance, you can follow people from other instances without having an account there (as long as one instance does not block the other wholesale). You only miss out on the instance-specific local timeline and custom emojis.
It works more like email than Twitter: each instance is a service provider (e.g. Gmail), if you registered on Gmail, you can still email people on Hotmail.
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